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The New York Times

Weather Data Editor (REQ-012082_New_York)

Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media



Full Time


New York, New York, United States

The [Register to View] target="_blank">mission of The New York Times is to seek the truth and help people understand the world. That means independent journalism is at the heart of all we do as a company. It’s why we have a newsroom that’s 1,700 strong and sends journalists to report on the ground from nearly 160 countries. It’s why we focus deeply on how our readers will experience our journalism, from print to audio to a world-class digital and app destination. And it’s why our business strategy centers on making journalism so good that it’s worth paying for.

Note for US based roles: Any offer of employment is contingent on providing proof of Covid-19 vaccination prior to your start date, subject to approved medical and/or religious exemptions, in accordance with applicable law.

Job Description

During extreme weather events, tools like the [Register to View] target="_blank">wildfire and [Register to View] target="_blank">hurricane trackers have provided an essential service to our readers. We want to build upon this work, so we are looking to hire a seasoned journalist to lead a new team in the newsroom dedicated to weather data.

The team will collaborate with other departments, especially Graphics, to find opportunities to make individual digital projects into always-on interactive features, and to pursue new sources of weather data, ensuring that The Times is an essential destination for understanding important weather events in reliable, visual and ongoing formats.

Responsibilities include:

  • Leading a team of several reporters, developers and designers to pursue news applications covering extreme weather events, including wildfires, tornadoes and extreme heat

  • Developing a steady stream of coverage on extreme weather events over the course of the year, mainly of structured information, to help our readers understand how extreme weather impacts the world and themselves

  • Providing editorial guidance and vision for a group with diverse journalistic and technical skills and experience

  • Overseeing the production of the tools and infrastructure that allow us to respond to these different events with data visualization, data tables and dashboards

  • Developing the audience and deepening reader engagement for this valuable area of coverage for The Times as we explore the possibility of extreme weather coverage as a destination within our platform


  • Understand data reporting and establish data pipelines

  • Experience with acquiring data and conducting data analysis

  • Experience crafting service-oriented, interactive and visual data-driven presentations for news outlets

  • Clarity around user interfaces when it comes to data visualizations, making these tools relevant and usable for readers

  • Experience leading a team and encouraging collaboration across an organization with multiple stakeholders

  • An interest in weather coverage

  • Knowledgeable about useful weather data resources (nice to have)


The New York Times is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce, one that reflects the varied global community we serve. Our journalism and the products we build in the service of that journalism greatly benefit from a range of perspectives, which can only come from diversity of all types, across our ranks, at all levels of the organization. Achieving true diversity and inclusion is the right thing to do. It is also the smart thing for our business. So we strongly encourage women, veterans, people with disabilities, people of color and gender nonconforming candidates to apply.

The New York Times Company is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of an individual's sex, age, race, color, creed, national origin, alienage, religion, marital status, pregnancy, sexual orientation or affectional preference, gender identity and expression, disability, genetic trait or predisposition, carrier status, citizenship, veteran or military status and other personal characteristics protected by law. All applications will receive consideration for employment without regard to legally protected characteristics. The New York Times Company will consider qualified applicants, including those with criminal histories, in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable state and local "Fair Chance" laws.